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FORT MARLBOROUGH: GRANDIOSE GARRISON OF BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY Part V

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By Mr. Mahandis Yoanata

THE SOLDIER OF BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY


EIC was indirectly subject to the British government and it ruled India through the three presidencies of Bombay, Madras, and Bengal, each of which maintained forces for internal and external defense.

The backbone of the EIC military system was the Indian regular soldier or sepoy (from the Persian sipahi) and for infantry private (a cavalry trooper was a Sowar). They served under mainly British officers and mainly Indian NCOs

The painting above depicts a soldier of the European Company of the West Coast of Sumatra garrison, on duty at Fort Anne, Moco Moco, circa 1764.
Courtesy: Alan Harfie, “A History on the Honourable East India Company's, Garrison on the West Coast of Sumatra 1685-1825”


Native Troops, East India Companys Service, A Sergeant and a Private Grenadier Sepoy of the Bengal Army, from Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations 1812, published by Colnaghi and Co. 1812-15, Charles Hamilton Smith.

British officers, trained at the EIC's ‘military seminary’ at Addiscombe, held their commissions from the EIC's court of directors and enjoyed the right of command over British troops.

Content:
  • Part I : On Mission at link
  • Part II : The Architecture of Fort Marlborough at link
  • Part III : Who is first Duke of Marlborough at link
  • Part IV : The history East India Company (EIC) and first fleet into Bencoolen at link
  • Part V : The soldier of British East India Company at link
  • Part VI : The first garrison : Remnants of Fort York at link
  • Part VII : The second garrison : Chronicles of Fort Marlborough at link
  • Part VIII : The Bencoolen Administrator 1685 – 1825 at link
  • Part IX : Anglo - Dutch treaty and the terminated colony at link
  • Part X : References at link
  • Part XI : Gallery Photo Fort Marlborough at link

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MY ODYSSEY (Personal site mr. Mahandis Yoanata)
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